While Whistler may be one of the constants on the EWS circuit, the race here is anything but. Each year it twists and changes, so what riders loved/hated (delete as appropriate) last year may well be amplified or excluded. In 2014 the race was dubbed "Crankzilla" as the sheer volume of vertical metres to climb proved one of the toughest tests ever seen during the four years of the EWS. Last year it swung the other way with long stages, lots of lift access and huge smiles all round from throughout the field. This year the race is somewhere in the middle. There is some more pedalling than last year and the stages are, on the whole, shorter. The race opens with a long bike park stage, then to Crazy Train a seven minute menace that featured in 2014, followed by two new, short stages, then up to Top of the World for the traditional 20 minute final stage to settle all bets.
: @davetrump / @mdelorme